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Spokane Valley

This week

Twinlow Camp Annual Meeting – Sunday, 6:30-8 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Agenda includes election of board members, review of the past year and goals for the future of the ministry.

Mid-week Service at Opportunity Christian Church – Wednesdays through the summer, 6:30 p.m. soup and bread supper, worship, song, prayer, communion and praise at the church. 708 N. Pines Road. There will not be a sermon, which will allow Pastor Linda to be more of a participant. On Sundays, there’s a class at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. (509) 926-3691.


Women of OPC Bible Study – Women’s Bible study June 13 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 255-9325.

RLM Father Daughter Dance – June 14, 6-8 p.m. at Valley Real Life Ministries, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. The dance is a ’50s-style sock hop and tickets include soda floats, ice cream, prizes and a professional photo. $25/by June 13, $5/additional daughter; $30 at the door. Register online at or call (509) 232-0840.

Spokane Valley United Methodist Church VBS – Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together vacation Bible school for preschool through fifth grade June 17-21 from 9 a.m.-noon at the church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Free. Registration due by June 10. (509) 924-7262.

Lutherhaven Day Camp “Live Love(d)” VBS – Now registering ages 3 through sixth grade for the camp July 8-12 from 9 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 951-7512 or visit

Mythbusters Family VBS – Family vacation Bible school July 21-25 from 6-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. For ages 3 (potty-trained) through eighth grade. Includes family gathering time, optional parenting classes and family devotions. $10/child, $30/maximum per family. (509) 924-9750.


This Week

Daughters of Penelope – Meets today, 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. (509) 328-9310.

The Heart Turned Toward God: A Silent, Contemplative Retreat Weekend – Friday, 7 p.m. to Sunday, 1 p.m. at The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Sr. Patricia Novak, OSF, will facilitate the retreat. $179/suggested donation, $25/nonrefundable RSVP fee due at time of registration. (509) 483-6495 or email

June Bug Fun Run Fundraiser – Three- or five-mile options, Saturday, check-in at 7:30 a.m., race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Athletic Building 5. Proceeds benefit area children through Lutheran Community Services Northwest. $17/run or walk only, $25/run or walk with T-shirt. (509) 343-5020.

The Rev. John Owen at Manito Presbyterian Church – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at the church, 401 E. 30th Ave. Owen served for almost 10 years as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Coast Guard before receiving his divinity degree. He served two years as a congregational pastor before re-entering active duty service as a Navy chaplain in 1998. Owen and his wife, Shelly, are on their way to Okinawa, Japan, where he will serve as deputy group chaplain, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. (509) 838-3559.

Josh Snodgrass Guitar Concerts – The Seattle-based award-winning artist will perform Sunday at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave.; June 15 at 7 p.m. at South Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5706 S. Freya St.; June 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St.; and June 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Fellowship Church of God, 2101 E. Everett Ave., with a chili cook-off to follow. (206) 335-1447.

Central Baptist Church – Classes for everyone Sunday, 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. and coffee hour at noon. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Spokane Buddhist Temple – Sunday, 9 a.m. Sitting in Gratitude meditation followed by Sangha Service at 10:30 a.m. at SBT, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Open House and Picnic at Bigelow Chapel – Sunday, 1-4 p.m. at the interfaith center at 7302 N. Palmer Road.

“A Place at the Table” Free Screening – Monday, 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Child care provided. (509) 838-4277.


“Greater Things You Shall Do in My Name” Healing Weekend Retreat – June 14-16 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Benn Burr Road. Led by Kathy Moore M.A. $185/each, $280/couple, $100/commuters. (509) 448-1224.

Plymouth Annual Basement Rummage Sale – June 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1502 W. Eighth Ave. Items include clothing, books, collectibles of all kinds, household items, plants and miscellaneous. Proceeds will assist a graduate student entering the missionary field at Zakho, Kurdistan. (509) 838-8667.

Celtic Summer Solstice Communion Celebration at St. David’s – June 21, 7 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. The Rev. Jane Nelson-Low will preside. Service includes contemporary sung chants and Celtic music and concludes outdoors around a bonfire with a potluck reception to follow. (509) 466-3100 or

“Speak Lord!” State of Life Discernment Retreat for Young Men and Women – June 22-23 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Benn Burr Road. Led by the Rev. Jeffrey Core. $100/overnight, includes meals. (509) 448-1224.

Buddhist Etiquette Lecture – June 23 at 9 a.m. with Sangha Service to follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together VBS – Vacation Bible school for children in preschool through fourth grade, June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.


Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays through 2013, 10 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Cost is $50/each TBS member or couple including text books, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

All-ages Bible classes and worship – Classes Sundays, 9:30 a.m., worship at 11 at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Eastern Washington This week

Feed Medical Lake Free Meal – Monday and each second and fourth Monday through August, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.


Young Adults Buddhism Exploration Week at Sravasti Abbey – For ages 18-29 June 24-July 1 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Attendees should arrive by 5 p.m. June 24 and stay through lunch on July 1. Led by the Venerable Thubten Chodron. Dana offering and registration are requested, visit the website or call (509) 447-5549.

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